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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Family  |  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Monk
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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Storyline

During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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Trivia

John G. Avildsen was originally slated to direct his fourth Karate Kid film but dropped out in order to make 8 Seconds (1994). See more »

Goofs

Julie's grandmother, in a moment of anger, calls her "Susan". This implies that Julie is her maternal granddaughter, her daughter's daughter. Julie is her paternal granddaughter, the daughter of her son. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Julie-san, fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
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Soundtracks

Mystic Trader
Written by Nick Marsh & Rocco Barker
Performed by Flesh for Lulu
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The Film That Introduced Hilary Swank to the Mainstream Audience
3 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Next Karate Kid" is not a very impressive film. However, it introduces a young actress named Hilary Swank to the mainstream audience. Amazingly, just five short years after this film Swank would be holding the Oscar for her gender-bending role in "Boys Don't Cry". In this film she takes Macchio's role and does an admirable job even though the material is just not there. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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